WRI: New Supercritical and Ultra-Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Plants Installed Annually, by Capacity

In 2008, China’s National Development and Reform Commission adopted a standard requiring all new coal-fired power plants to be state-of-the-art commercially available or better technology. As a result, today most of the world’s most efficient (supercritical and ultra-supercritical) coal-fired power plants are being built in China.

From Seligsohn, Heilmayr, Tan, and Weischer (2009) “China, the United States and the Climate Change Challenge.” WRI Policy Brief, available at: http://www.wri.org/publication/china-united-states-climate-change-challenge